8 seats: 4R, 4D
Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)
- Voter Turnout: 27th (49%)
- Victory Margin: 34th (41%)
Facts in Focus
- Fewer then two in five adults in Maryland
elected anyone to the U.S. House in 2000.
The average margin of victory in Maryland's 2000 U.S.
House races was 41%. This was the second widest margin
since 1992. The closest race in Maryland since 1992 was won by a 14%
Seven of Maryland's eight House elections were won by landslide margins of 20%
or more in 2000. This is a decrease from 1998 when all
seats were won by
In 2000, Republicans received the smallest proportion of the overall vote since
before 1992 with 44%. However, the parties have split the state's House
seats 50-50 since 1990.
Maryland ranked in 2000